As You Are Baptized – Poem (to be given with a hanky)

As You Are Baptized (to be given with a hanky)

By Kathy Carrico Himle
You have chosen to be baptized

To start your life anew,

Following in Christ’s footsteps

For you know the Gospel*s true,

When our lives are clean and spotless,

The Holy Ghost can guide;

A companion and a prompter

He*ll stay always at your side.

For your reflections of today,

I give a gift to you

Symbolic of these sacred vows,

and of the Gospel true.

So clean and white, this hanky-

Like you’ve become today;

When you vowed to follow Jesus

and your sins were washed away.

To follow in Christ’s footsteps

The commandments to obey,

To remember His atonement

and for repentance, pray.

Remember God is near you

His love for you is great

Stay near the Straight and Narrow Path

Where lasting blessing wait.


By Kathy Carrico Himle